Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

4.5
#6 of 16 in Nature in Northeast Region
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Plan to visit Mud Pots and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Reykjahlid attractions using our Reykjahlid travel planner .
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  • When I visited it was snowing heavily , the smell of sulphur in the air mud pots bubbling away , steaming vents & piping fumaroles. Be careful when walking stick to the pathways.  more »
  • We enjoyed stopping along this area on the Ring Road. It is not spectacular but is interesting and enjoyable. Enjoyed the bubbling mud pots and some steam which was great on the cold January day. Ther...  more »
  • This is an easily accessible natural site where bore holes bubble and steam. If you've read or watched Frodo drag himself through the steamy flats of Mordor, you'll have a good concept of what this lo...  more »

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